The Horizon Of Opportunity

By Melinda Collins Just as day follows night, recovery follows recession and businesses are eyeing up bold steps to position themselves for the upturn. And while it’s one thing to pull out of a recession, driving long term productivity is reliant on exporting according to Export New Zealand chief executive Phil O’Reilly. “Exporting is the most important thing for New Zealand firms to aspire to. “It comes down...

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Angel Investors
Jan10

Angel Investors

The business of giving By Kate Pierson The exchange of knowledge is an age old practise. As the vehicle for personal, social and economic growth, knowledge is not material or tangible in form; it cannot be touched by hand or seen by eye, but evidence of its valuable existence can be identified through societal and global evolution. Growth in capability and intellectual capacity attached to the acquisition of knowledge is everywhere we...

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The Art Of Delegation.
Jan10

The Art Of Delegation.

Running a business isn’t a job, it’s 12 jobs By Melinda Collins It is a critical factor for anyone wanting to be an effective leader. But for those of us who heard that well known phrase ‘if you want something done properly, do it yourself,’  and took it to heart, a lack of delegation skills can be a real show stopper. This is because running a business isn’t a job, it’s 12 jobs, so effective...

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The Bottom Line.

A minimum wage increase is multi-million dollar equation   By Kate Pierson Although we may not openly articulate the fact, many of us believe we are of more value to our employers than they give us credit for – financially speaking. Perhaps we’re right, or perhaps our professional egos are slightly inflated. Nevertheless, wage bargaining, salary reviews, pay rises and unfortunately pay cuts are all part and parcel of being...

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A World Of Choice
Jan10

A World Of Choice

Offshore markets where you can make money. By Sandy Galland It would be true, that for the majority of companies, to grow they need to sell more. The New Zealand market place is small and to achieve bottom line acceleration, the obvious place to look is offshore. There are tremendous growth opportunities in many regions of the world and as our government and the various trade arms and agencies work to open up easier access with ...

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Upskilling Staff
Jan10

Upskilling Staff

A fundamental strategy for personal and professional growth By Kate Pierson Throughout life, we each have access to our own specialist skills, from which we retrieve certain tactical tools when they are required. Every individual has a unique skill-set at their disposal and this toolbox is a fusion of intellectual and strategic instruments we have acquired from genetic, familial and social sources. As the challenges that come with our...

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